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GED-to-College Program Named Star Award Finalist

The San Antonio College GED-to-College Transition Program has been named a finalist for the 2014 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Star Award. Read More >

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GED-to-College Program Named Star Award Finalist

The San Antonio College GED-to-College Transition Program has been named a finalist for the 2014 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Star Award. Read More >

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SAC Receives Perkins Leadership Grant

San Antonio College has been awarded a $57,000 Perkins State Leadership Grant to help the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Training (ASL/IT) improve statewide interpreter education training. Read More >

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META Scholarships Now Available

Math, Engineering and Technology Awards (META) Scholarships are now available for SAC Engineering majors. Read More >

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SAC and OLLU Awarded $3.1 Million Grant

San Antonio College and Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) have been awarded a $3.1 million Title V cooperative grant from the Department of Education. Read More >

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Paramedic Program Earns National Accreditation

The San Antonio College Paramedic program has been awarded a five-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP). Read More >

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Early Childhood Center Open Enrollment

The San Antonio College Early Childhood Center is accepting new students for the 2014-15 academic year. Read More >

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Black History Month 2014 Essay Competition

 1st prize: $500; 2nd prize: $350; 3rd prize: $250; 2 Honorable Mentions: $150 each 

Requirements:  

a.    The essay is a research based analysis, at least 500 words in length, which integrates at least 5 (five) historic and scholarly sources **into the text. Parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page which reflect Modern Language Association (MLA) style are required. 

b.    The essay must be double-spaced, 11 point type. Submit as a rich text file (rtf) to Jane Focht-Hansen ( jfocht-hansen@alamo.edu ) OR as a printed document to the SAC Writing Center, GH 203, by Friday, February 14, 2014, 2 pm. 

c.     Include a cover sheet providing your name, Banner ID, last 4 digits of SSN, a current phone number, e-mail address (that you check frequently), and a current address. DO NOT include your name in a header. 

d.    STUDENTS must be currently enrolled at San Antonio College.   

Build connections between one of the prompts below and the American Civil Rights Movement  

1.     What were the effects of the media on the American Civil Rights movement, 1955-1968? For the first time in American history, violence was televised, bringing its realities into the homes of citizens, particularly in the North. Consider especially issues of trust and responsibility between politicians and American society, as well as society’s response to racism and violence in the South.   

2.     Black History Month began as Negro History Week in 1926. Consider whether Black History Month upholds the same purpose from which it originates, and whether celebrations which focus on underrepresented groups (Women’s History Week, Hispanic Heritage Month, etcetera) have improved or regressed the ways Americans consider race, ethnicity, civil rights and culture. Where do we go from here?   

3.     African American icons have always been present in the Africa-American community; people like Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, Mary McCloud Bethune, Booker T. Washington, Jackie Robinson, Mae Jemison, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Lorraine Hansberry , among many others, come to mind. How have the icons of the African-American community shaped and influenced identity and civil rights in America? What ties these icons together, and who is emerging as influential, iconic figures in the 21st century? What traits do emerging African-American icons share with their predecessors? 

  

**Historical and scholarly sources include sources found in the library or library databases 

  

Students will be invited to read their prize winning essays at the African-American Read-In
on February 25, 11-12:05 in the LSC Craft Room

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